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Craftsmanship Encore

Zara Altair of Actation Now - Freedom Marketing hosted our Master Luthier, Anton Krutz, on her show on February 23rd, 2016. They talked about everything from his back story to the violin making process to spiritual ideas that surround the violin to general leadership principles. After sharing, he took questions from viewers [...]

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K.C. Strings Violin Shop Building - Before.... After!

Some fun pictures of the K.C. Strings Violin Shop, Before & After! Before (1) After (1) Before (2) After (2) Before (3) After (3) Before (4) After (4) Before (5) After (5) Before (6) After (6) Before (7) After (7) Before (8) After (8)

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What Can I Do to Take Care of My Strings?

1. Purchase quality strings. Just like tires, air filters, and shoes, there are strings that are made well and ones that aren't. When it comes to instruments, at least, much that is dirt cheap is more likely made for a quick buck than a satisfying (or even functional) customer experience. Talk with [...]

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Attack of the Wolf!

Not every cello has a wolf tone, but if yours does you know how annoying it can be. A wolf tone is an acoustical phenomenon which causes an oscillating sound that is similar to the howl of an animal. A wolf tone usually occurs on the D string when playing in first position. Luckily, there [...]

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Why Are Strings So Costly?

For many of our customers who are new to the violin, purchasing their first set of strings can be a bit of a shock! Because of the materials used to create consistent quality, the skilled labor, and the specialized machines that it takes to manufacture these small components, they are much more expensive than might [...]

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What Brand of Violin Strings Should I Purchase?

In all cases where students are taking private lessons, do not purchase a new set of strings without consulting your teacher. In many cases, your private teacher will have specific preferences. Here is a sample of four of the many brands that we sell at KC Strings. If you have questions about any other brands [...]

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When Should I Change My Violin Strings?

All strings have a life span. This is because the acidity of the sweat in our hands begins breaking down the metal soon after we start using them. This break down affects the sound, which is dependent on the physical features of the string and it will also, eventually, lead to unravelling. This process [...]

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How Do I Keep My Instrument Clean?

1.) Have a dry or slightly damp cotton cloth. Over time, rosin will build up on the strings and the body of the instrument. Old T-Shirts, Socks, and Wash Cloths are sufficient. This should be routinely done to the instrument and bow. 2.) If this does not do the trick on the body [...]

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Why Does My Instrument Buzz When I Play It?

If you’ve begun to notice a buzzing sound while bowing or plucking one or more of your strings, your instrument might be in need of a sound post adjustment. Situated inside the instrument, the sound post makes contact with both the front and backplates, transferring vibrations between them and facilitating resonance. Because the sound post [...]

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